This is a fun time and also a time of learning.
Before you jump in with both feet it is recommended that you learn as much as you can about this amazing hobby prior to going out and spending your hard earned cash.
The first and most important thing which you need to think about is what you hope to keep in your reef tank ‘ will it be a mixture of fish and corals or corals only. What type of corals do you hope to keep, both now and in the future. The decision you make now will form the base of what equipment you need to purchase.
It is recommended that you learn as much as you possibly can about filtration and its purpose in the reef aquarium. Filtration is at the heart of the aquarium and is a subject which cannot be ignored.
Once you have learnt all you can about the basic components of a [tag-ice]reef aquarium[/tag-ice], and understand how everything ties together, you will now be in a position to be able to start planning your new aquarium.
Starting a marine aquarium reef tank is only the beginning – you will never stop learning and hopefully you will have years and years of enjoyment to come.